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Re: addition to debian standards

On Wed, Sep 23, 1998 at 11:09:51PM +1000, Tyson Dowd wrote:
> Not portable.
> That is a gnumake-ism, not part of make at all.
> You can't put that in a Makefile and use it on all machines.
> The system make on IRIX 5.2 for example will barf on it (I just
> checked).
> Since we often use portable code, I don't think it would be a good
> idea to expect it to use non-portable constructs.

But in all honesty there currently can not be (without a LOT of work) a
debian/rules file that could be portable.  I highly doubt dpkg will
compile without gnu make.

> Besides, += can only do concatenation, what you really want is
> appending, because if you give an optimization option you don't
> want it overriden by the given optimization options.

There is no difference between concatenation and appending; and the
last optimization always overrides the first.


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